Ritual humiliation of social media companies is becoming something of a tradition. Most typically, social media CEOs are hauled before Congress, harangued for a day, promise to “do better,” and then go back to business as usual.
Last week a new kind of social media witness appeared: a whistleblower. Frances Haugen emerged with a great deal of fanfare, complete with a public relations firm, a verified account on Twitter, and a fawning entourage, including members of the press and Congress. But instead of denouncing social media for its excessive power, wealth, and hostility to traditional American values, Haugen pleaded for regulations that happen to align with the peculiar values and interests of Silicon Valley. Read More
Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Managing Editor of Project Veritas Nick Givas to the newsmakers line to discuss their recent bombshell story of whistleblower Ivory Hecker of Fox 26 in Houston. Read More
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved bipartisan legislation by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont that aims to protect whistleblowers who sound the alarm about breaches of antitrust law. Read More
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to whistleblowers for a meeting on the challenges they’ve faced when exposing wrongdoing at their facilities, following the establishment of an office to protect whistleblowers. Whistleblowers Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez from the Phoenix VA and Sean Higgins from the Memphis VA have been… Read More